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Symposia are a key part of your Reunion experience.

Historically, our alumni, faculty, and other experts in the world of health care have delivered amazing talks, and 2016 will be no exception. Learn more about the speakers and topics below.

Scientific Symposium

HMS 25th Reunion Symposium - Class of 1991

HMS Alumni Day Symposium

HSDM Alumni Day Symposium


SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
HMS and Discovery: Award Winners

Thursday, June 2
9:30 a.m. – Noon
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater, New Research Building (NRB)

 PANEL

  • HMS and MGH: A Great Environment for Discovery
    Jack W. Szostak, PhD
    Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; Alex Rich Distinguished Investigator in the Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital
    2006 winner of the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
    2009 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Reengineering the Tumor Microenvironment to Improve Cancer Treatment: Bench to Bedside
    Rakesh Jain, PhD
    Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School; Director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital
    2016 winner of the National Medal of Science
  • Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's and Other Basal Ganglia Disorders
    Mahlon DeLong, MD ’66

    William Patterson Timmie Professor of Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine
    2014 winner of the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
    2014 winner of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
  • Meandering in Math, Mitochondria, and Medicine
    Vamsi Mootha, MD ’98

    Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
    2004 winner of a MacArthur Fellowship

HMS 25TH REUNION SYMPOSIUM - CLASS OF 1991
From Faking It to Making It:
Look Where the New Pathway Has Taken Us!
Part I

Thursday, June 2
9:30 a.m.– Noon
Auditorium, HSDM Research and Education Building (REB)

PANEL 1: MEDICAL SCIENCE I

MODERATOR
William C. Hahn, AB ’87, MD ’91, PhD ’94
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institution

SPEAKERS

  • From the War on Cancer to Moonshots
    William C. Hahn, AB ’87, MD ’91, PhD ’94

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institution
  • The Metabolic Syndrome in a Golgi Vesicle
    Jonathon S. Bogan, MD ’91

    Associate Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology in the Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Yale University School of Medicine
  • What is the BEST for Critical Limb Ischemia?
    Alik Farber, MD ’91
    Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and Associate Chair for Clinical Operations of the Department of Surgery, Boston Medical Center; Professor of Surgery and Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • A Kiss to Remember...
    Stephanie Seminara, AB ’87, MD ’91

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Chief of the Science and Administration Reproductive Endocrine Unit and Robert and Laura Reynolds Research Scholar, Massachusetts General Hospital

PANEL 2: HEALTH POLICY AND EDUCATION I

MODERATOR
Jordan Smoller, AB ’87, MD ’91, SM ’97, SD ’01
Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard Chan School of Public Health

SPEAKERS

  • Genes in Mind
    Jordan Smoller, AB ’87, MD ’91, SM ’97, SD ’01

    Professor of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard Chan School of Public Health
  • MACRA, MIPS, and APMs: How this Alphabet is Going to Change American Medicine
    Mary Barton, MD ’91, MPP ’91

    Vice President for Performance Measurement, National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • CVS Health: On a New Pathway to Better Health
    Andy Sussman, AB ’87, MD ’91

    Executive Vice President, CVS Health Corporation; President, CVS MinuteClinic
  • Tales from the Street
    Alison May, MD ’91

    Instructor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine; Physician, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

From Faking It to Making It:
Look Where the New Pathway Has Taken Us!
Part II

Thursday, June 2
1:30 – 4 p.m.
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater, New Research Building (NRB)

PANEL 3: HEALTH POLICY AND EDUCATION II

MODERATOR
Monika Woods, AB ’86, MD ’91
Senior Pediatrician, Children's Pediatrician's and Associates

SPEAKERS

  • Medical Education Reform and the New HMS Pathways Curriculum
    John Dalrymple, MD ’91

    Director of Professional Development and Clinical Assessment Integration, Harvard Medical School; Associate Chair and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Educating for Relational Competency: What do Values have to do with it?
    Elizabeth Rider, MD ’91, MSW

    Director of Academic Programs for the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice and Director of the Faculty Education Fellowship in Medical Humanism and Professionalism, Boston Children's Hospital

PANEL 4: MEDICAL SCIENCE II

MODERATOR
Bruce Wintman, MD ’91
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon, The Hand Center of Western Massachusetts; Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

SPEAKERS

  • Role of the Caspase Cell Death Pathways in Neurological Diseases
    Robert Friedlander, MD ’91
    Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery and Walter E. Dandy Professor of Neurosurgery and Nuerobiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Editing Genomes to Understand and Treat Disease
    Keith Joung AB ’97, MD ’91, PhD ’96

    Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School; Associate Chief of Pathology for Research and the Jim and Ann Orr MGH Research Scholar, Massachusetts General Hospital

PANEL 5: Beyond Medicine

MODERATOR
Beth Biegelsen, MD ’91
Cardiologist, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

SPEAKERS

  • A Pathway to Sweden: Wonders and Warts
    Gabi Otterman, MD ’91, MPH ’97
    Consultant Pediatrician for the Child Protection Team, Uppsala University Children's Hospital
  • Health Care in China: Opportunities for U.S. Physicians
    Ming Wang, MD ’91, PhD

    International President, Shanghai Aier Eye Hospital; Director, Wang Vision Cataract & Lasik Center
  • Can Empathy Be Taught? Poetry, or the Practice of Medicine
    Rafael Campo, MD ’91, DLitt (Hon)
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

HMS ALUMNI DAY SYMPOSIUM
Medical Schools: Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, June 3
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater, New Research Building (NRB)

MODERATOR
Jeffrey S. Flier, MD
Dean, Harvard Medical School

SPEAKERS

  • Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD ’87
    President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Deborah German, MD ’76
    Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
  • Allen Spiegel, MD ’71
    The Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Nancy Andrews, MD ’84, PhD
    Dean, Duke University School of Medicine

HSDM ALUMNI DAY SYMPOSIUM
A Tribute to Dr. Guralnick, DMD ’41

Friday, June 3
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Auditorium, HSDM Research and Education Building (REB)

WELCOME AND REMARKS
Bruce Donoff, DMD ’67, MD ’73
Dean, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Dr. Leonard Kaban, DMD ’69, MD ’73
Walter C. Guralnick Distinguished Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

SPEAKERS

  • Dr. Ronald Arky
    Advisory Dean and Director of the Francis Weld Peabody Society, Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. W. Gerald Austen, MD ’55
    Chairman of the Chiefs' Council, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dr. Peter Slavin, AB ’79, MD ’84, MBA ’90
    President, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Dr. Malcolm Harris, MD 
    International Coordinator for the School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire
  • Thomas Albert, DMD ’71, PD ’75, MD ’77
    Professor Emeritus, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Peter Guralnick
    Author
  • ​Dean Bruce Donoff, DMD ’67, MD ’73
    Dean, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

CLOSING REMARKS
Dr. Walter Guralnick, DMD, 1941
Professor Emeritis, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

AUDIENCE COMMENTS
Leonard Kaban, DMD ’69, MD ’73

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